Paul A. Scheuch Sr.
Paul A. Scheuch Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Tuesday in Mos-es Taylor Hospital. His wife, the former Olga Roback, died Jan. 31, 2003.
He was born in Scranton, the son of the late Charles D. and Wilhelmina Heier Scheuch. He was a member of the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church and the Men of Hickory. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and served during World War II with the Coast Guard. He played professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies' and the Chicago Cubs' organizations; he was inducted into the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Chic Feldman Scranton Hall of Fame and the 2000 All Hyde Park Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He coached many tournament basketball teams, including Post 948 to the Pennsylvania State American Legion Championship in 1966, and was awarded the Community Service Award for the District 11 American Legion. Prior to retirement, he was employed as an inspector by the Trane Corp.
The family would like to thank Dr. J. Bruce Ruppenthal, the staff at Abington Manor and Allied Terrace Assisted Living for all their wonderful care. The family would also like to thank Paco Peters and Cathy Callen of Allied for all their help and care.
Surviving are four sons, Paul A. Scheuch Jr. and wife, Nan, Waverly; Wayne Scheuch, Venice, Calif.; Gary Scheuch and wife, Rose, Kingston; and Randy Scheuch and wife, Amy, Reeders; seven grandchildren, Trevar, Dustin, Tyler, Casey, Madison, Allen and Katie; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Lucas; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Scheuch, Charles Scheuch and Robert Scheuch.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with services by the Rev. Tom H. Collins, pastor of the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call on Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, PA 18512-1937; or to the donor's favorite charity.
Go to www.millerbeanfh.com for additional funeral information, directions or to submit an online condolence card.